Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, Beaumont

(4.7/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
January 10, 1901 – the day the Lucas Gusher came in on Spindletop Hill, south of Beaumont, Texas. From that day to this, Texas and the world have never been the same. Come, step back in time as you visit 15 buildings that re-create life on Spindletop Hill & in Gladys City.
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  • This was the place Oil Started in Texas and the USA!!! Back then they didnt know how to control it as the do today, there were tens or hundreds of oil wells and the soil was black with tar and oil. 
  • This is a gem of a museum that is a bit off the beaten track, but a truly authentic preservation of a 1901 oil boom town. My Dad and I loved the ability to wander through all the old businesses and cl...  more »
  • Went here with friends and family on the annual day when they celebrate the Lucas Gusher that happened on 10 January 1901. They had a temperance march to the saloon, tea in the saloon, gunfights, barb...  more »
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  • Fun place to host an event! Great place to see our local history. Troy is very pleasant to work with!
  • Fantastic place. The staff there were very helpful. They hosted our annual Field Day event this year and were very helpful. Our club, Beaumont Amateur Radio Club occupied the place from Saturday Morning, June 25 to Sunday afternoon, June 26th. We would like to send them a BIG thanks for helping. I would highly recommend visiting the museum.
  • It is the best museum on Beaumont.. Teach the history of Boomtown and give you a taste of the old days
  • Very informative, lots of history on spindletop, oil and some on the Beaumont area in general.